Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum Currently Open

The Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum are currently open.

You can always experience the museum through virtual exhibition tours, family activities, podcasts, curator videos, thousands of historic images, and much more on the History Center’s History at Home online hub 

Please click here for more information: Your Health & Safety – COVID-19


Timed tickets to the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum are available for advance purchase online when the museum is open. Purchasing timed tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the door.

Visiting Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village? More information.
Visiting the Fort Pitt Museum? Purchase tickets online.


Hours & Admission


The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is a “museum within a museum,” located on the second and third floors of the Heinz History Center. The museum is open 361 days a year and closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will close early at 3:00 p.m. due to a private event.

History Center and Sports Museum: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


  • Adults: $18
  • Senior Citizens (62+): $15
  • Retired & Active Duty Military: $2 off admission
  • Students with a valid school ID: $9
  • Children ages 6-17: $9
  • Children ages 5 and under: Free
  • History Center Members: Free

All rates include admission to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, the Detre Library & Archives, and all exhibitions at the History Center.

Visitors coming to the History Center solely to use the Library & Archives will not be charged admission; they will be given a special Library & Archives sticker at the Admissions Desk and directed to the sixth floor, where they will sign in.

Additionally, visitors paying full admission at the History Center can present proof of admission to receive free same- and next-day admission at the Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village (during its open season).


For detailed information about the History Center’s accessibility, please visit our accessibility page or contact the accessibility coordinator, Allison Herrmann. She can be reached at or 412-454-6374.

Commemorative Gifts

Celebrate the athletes and sports fans in your life with the purchase of a Commemorative Gift to support the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Autograph a baseball, bat, football, or hockey puck to be displayed in the Sports Museum, or share your message on the Black and Gold Wall at the museum’s entrance.

Visit our Commemorative Gifts page to learn more.